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Edward Smith - The Open College of the Arts

To find out more details about the transfer to The Open University see A New Chapter for OCA.

Edward Smith

As a Quality Manager at the OCA, I am responsible for managing specialist areas that enhance the quality of our learning, teaching and curriculum provision. The current areas of specialism I manage are that of formal assessment, including our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and the support of our academic teams, including Programme Leaders and Tutors.
I have contributed to the development of processes for summative assessment and recognition of prior learning, and continue to participate in the delivery and development of our assessment for learning model. I have also contributed to the recruitment of both operational and academic staff members across our many departments and areas of artistic practice.
My background is in interdisciplinary art and design practice, specialising in graphic design, as well as teaching in the lifelong learning sector. Outside of work, I visit galleries and exhibitions as often as I can, make frequent trips to the pictures and the theatre, and try to spend time in the garden – weather permitting.